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Today's News

  • This Tree: Remembering Redbuds

    By Mary Posner, Aspen Road

    When my husband, Lou, and I moved from Indiana to Connecticut in 1978, we were surprised to discover that there were no redbud trees.  Although Connecticut had its own beauty, we always missed the brilliant color of the redbuds in the spring.

    During our very first trip to Perry County in April of 1988, our hearts lifted when we saw so many redbud and dogwood trees blooming along Highway 37. Many factors went into our decision to move here, but that welcoming sight had its influence.

  • TCHS musicians selling oranges, other types of fruit

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School band members are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. 

    Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov.18. Available are navel and juice oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information. Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program.

  • Marching Marksmen compete for $1,000

    TELL CITY – Only two days remain for supporters of the Tell City Marching Marksmen to help them win $1,000 in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands.

    To do that, go to www. 14wfie.com and click on “Sports.” Find the “Touchdown Live 2010” link, then the “Battle of the Bands” ad. Follow instructions to register or, if you’ve participated previously, log in and vote. Contest rules state that participants can vote once each day for each e-mail account they have, and addresses won’t be used for marketing purposes.

  • Council picks Collignon for zoning-appeals board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Four people expressed interest in serving on the county’s board of zoning appeals, and one was selected Oct. 28 with two members of the county council opposed.

    Ottis Casper, Tony Collignon, Bud Colucci and Don Sherry submitted letters of interest in completing a term from which Darryl Irvin resigned. It will expire at the end of next year.

  • Wednesday is deadline for tax payments

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians’ fall property-tax bills are due Wednesday and several county offices will be open extended hours to accommodate owners.  

    County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge said her office, as well as the offices of auditor, recorder and assessor, will be open until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    Those offices will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    Payments can also be made at any Old National Bank branch.

  • Decision 2010

    One of three candidates who would claim victory at day’s end ...

  • Church News, Nov. 4

    Memorial Mass at St. Pius Nov. 9
    TROY – An annual memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy.
    The Mass will be for all deceased members of the Knights of Columbus, especially those that died within the last year.
    The public is invited to attend.

  • Math, science teachers rewarded for summer work

    PERRY COUNTY – Several Perry County math and science teachers who attended the two-day Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Summer Institute this past summer at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana reaped rewards for their students Oct. 21.  

    Participating teachers from Cannelton City, Perry Central Community and Tell City-Troy Township schools assembled at Ivy Tech in Tell City to load up nearly $50,000 in technology equipment for use in their classrooms.  

  • Local teen to co-host new radio show

    SPENCER COUNTY – Heritage Hills High School freshman Brenna Arnold has been selected as the co-host of a new teen faith-based radio show called Got Gat Radio.
    According to a press release, Got Gat Radio will blend talk radio with social media, offering a wide variety of teen interviews with sports figures, best-selling authors and media personalities who are impacting today’s youth culture. Arnold and her co-host, Garrett Godsey, will talk current trends.

  • Cities sharpen plans for Christmas parades
    • Cannelton, 6 p.m. Nov. 26
    • Tell City, 4 p.m. Nov. 28
    • Leopold, 1 p.m. Dec. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton and Tell City have set plans for their 2010 Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 26. Tell City’s parade is Nov. 28.